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1 B-4 07/01/14 MAKING APPLICATION FOR A RESIDENTIAL DECK / PORCH PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS BEFORE APPLYING Is your property in the City Limits? a. If yes, continue to next question b. If no, you need to Contact Frederick County , prompt #4 Is your property in the Historic District? a. If yes, you will need to obtain HDC approval before applying for the permit (Contact Planning/Zoning at ). b. If no, go to MAKING APPLICATION MAKING APPLICATION Building Permit Application and all applicable forms may be obtained at the City s Building Department 140 W. Patrick Street or by calling Make sure you complete all information requested on the Permit Application Form Application Fees must be paid before the application can be processed. IMPORTANT NOTE: All permit fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. BE PREPARED It is important to be prepared when making application for your deck/porch. before submitting your application: Here s a checklist to use ABOUT DECKS In General: Decks may encroach into 50% of the required rear yard on a single family or townhouse. The required rear yard is labeled BRL or Building Restriction Line on most house location surveys. The landings and steps DO NOT count as part of the deck. Single Family Deck: SF Open Decks must conform to the Building Code and Land Management Code Since setbacks differ through the City, you must contact Planning at to obtain the setback requirements for your location. The setback may also be found on your house location survey, labeled BRL or building restriction line. Decks must be at least 5 from the side property lines. Townhouse Deck: These decks can be no closer than five feet (5 ) of the common property line, unless the adjacent property owners have given permission. (You may obtain an Adjacent Property Owner s Consent Form from the Building Department ( ) or Building Department website under OTHER FORMS. Closed Decks (anything other than an open deck) must conform to the building envelope setback requirements (Contact Planning/Zoning at for questions). Ground Level Patios that have no roof or railing, footer and/or setback requirements DO NOT require a building permit. This includes concrete slabs and/or brick pavers.

2 B-4 07/01/14 PLANS//OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED Five (5) copies of a site plan showing where the deck/porch is to be located in relationship to existing property lines with distances marked Three (3) sets of construction plans with a list of materials. (See: Residential Deck Information) Copy of Historic District (HDC) approval letter, if applicable FEE $128 - Cash or Check only payable to City of Frederick APPLICATION PROCESSING After your permit application and fees are received, the following will happen: 1. Your Permit Application will be logged into the computer and assigned an Application # which will be printed on your receipt. NOTE: Should you ever need to call about your application, it is important that you have this number readily available for more efficient response and tracking purposes. 2. The Permits Coordinator will distribute the application w/plans to each appropriate department, as follows: Building: The Building Plans Reviewer checks your building plans for compliance with all applicable building codes. Planning/Zoning: The P/Z Administrator will review your submitted site plan to make sure that all applicable setback requirements are met. Additionally, should your project location be within the Historic District, they will confirm that the HDC has given their approval for construction of your project. Engineering: The Engineering Department will review your site plan for easements and/or rights-of-way that may be affected with construction of your project. PERMIT ISSUANCE 1. Once approval from each of the above departments has been received, our Permits Coordinator will perform final processing and ISSUE THE PERMIT. 2. Your permit will be sent to you along with a set of any approved plans submitted with the application. Additionally, a Yellow Placard will be included which identifies the Permit Number and location of work to be performed. (Upon request, you may arrange for pick up of your permit). 3. DISPLAY the Placard in a location visible from the street. The approved set of plans should be located nearby for easy access by the inspector.

3 B-4 07/01/14 INSPECTIONS REQUIRED 1. Footing Inspection: Call for a footing inspection when forms have been set and before you are ready to pour. See number below 2. Framing Inspection: Call for a framing inspection once the structure is framed (before decking boards are installed). Framing inspections are required on all closed decks and all decks which are less than 36 to grade. NOTE: Ledger Board attachment (deck attachment to the house) shall be visible from inside the dwelling. Where this is not possible, decks shall be self-supporting. 3. Final Inspection: Call for a final inspection when project is complete. See number below: IMPORTANT: Please have your Permit # available when calling to schedule your inspection Call for Inspections Inspections will be made the same day that you call. To schedule, please call between the hours of 7:00 9:00 a.m. (Monday thru Friday) Building Inspectors Office or 3801 PERMIT SHALL EXPIRE IF: The work described on the permit has not been substantially begun within six (6) months of the date of issuance or the work has been abandoned for a period exceeding six (6) months from the date of the last, approved, building inspection. CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION A Certificate of Completion will be mailed to you once the final inspection has been approved. ENJOY!

4 B /14/12 RESIDENTIAL DECK INFORMATION Referenced Code: International Residential Code 2012 The following is a GENERAL listing of building code information for a STANDARD deck (without a roof, hot tub, enclosure, etc.), constructed within in the City of Frederick. It is for information purposes only and is not to be construed to be the Frederick City Building Code in its entirety. Nor does this information provide design specifications, which may be unique to the building site conditions. DESIGN CRITERIA Minimum design live load for a standard deck is 40 pounds per square foot R301.5 FOOTING SIZE Minimum 6-8 thick; 15 diameter or square, centered under the posts R FOOTING DEPTH Minimum 30 from finished grade to the bottom of the footing, on natural soil Table R301.2 (1) LUMBER Decay-resistant and termite-resistant wood R317.1 PLASTICS BAND BOARD AND CONNECTION OF THE DECK TO THE HOUSE FLOOR JOISTS BEAMS GUARDRAILS STAIRWAY HANDRAIL CONNECTORS AND FASTENERS REQUIRED INSPECTIONS Submit an ICC evaluation report to use plastic or composite decking or guardrails Minimum size of ledger band same size as joists ½-inch or larger carriage bolts, lags, or expansion bolts The deck is required to be constructed freestanding if the bolted connection of the ledger band is not visible for inspection from inside the house, or if it is connected to a pre-engineered floor system, or to cantilevered joists, or to brick veneer Maximum clear span based on R (2) 40 lb live load, 10 lb dead load Minimum 1 ½ bearing at ends of joists use joist hangers or 2X2 ledger Maximum cantilever 2 feet. Beam clear span based on Table R502.5(2) Minimum 3 bearing Beam-to-post connection, minimum two ½ carriage bolts per notched post Maximum cantilever 2 feet Required when floor surface of deck is 30 or more above finished grade Height 36 minimum, intermediate 4x4 posts, spaced 6 feet on center maximum Design load 200 psf. Engineering is required if posts are notched Pickets (horizontal or vertical) spaced to prevent passage of a 4 sphere R507.2 R502.5.(2) R R502.6 policy R312.1 Table R301.5 R Design load 40 psf or concentrated load of 300 lb. Table R301.5 Closed risers and guardrail are required when tread is 30 or more above grade Tread length minimum = nosing Riser height maximum = 8 ¼ R Local Amendments Landing at top and bottom, artificial light for treads R , R303.7 Required on at least one side of stairs with 4 or more risers Located 34 to 38 above the nosing of the tread Graspable shape with a grip size 1 ¼ minimum to 2 maximum Corrosion-resistant coating or stainless steel. All metal must be compatible with chemicals used to treat the lumber. FOOTING Prior to the placement of concrete LOW DECK FRAMING (If deck is less than 36 from grade) FINAL R R R R317.3 Building Department West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD Phone Fax

5 The City of Frederick, Maryland Building Department 140 W. Patrick St., Frederick MD / / FAX BUILDING / ZONING PERMIT APPLICATION RESIDENTIAL RENOVATION / ADDITION / ACCESSORY FOR OFFICE USE ONLY App. No.: App. Type Code: Tax ID: 02- App. Date: SECTION 1 Complete in its entirety. Application will NOT be accepted unless all spaces are FULLY completed. Location Address: Lot # of Work Subdivision: Unit # Applicant Contact Person: Applicant/Contractor: MHIC # Address: Phone No: Fax No: Address: IMPROVEMENT COST: $ (DO NOT include plumbing, electric, land) Brief Description of Work to be done: RENOVATION / ADDITION Description of Work Finished Square Footage: Crawl Space Full Basement Unfinished Square Footage: Slab Open Hot Tub: Yes No # of Stories: Height of Addition: DECK FENCE SHED Total SF of Deck: Stairs: Yes No Height : Total Square Footage* Roof/Trellis: Yes No Hot Tub: Yes No Type: *(FOOTING REQUIRED IF OVER 400 S.F.) Floor Structure of Existing Dwelling: Height of Shed: Pre-Eng Truss -OR- Standard Floor Framing: # of gates: Structure: Kit Pre-Built Stick Built Size of gates: Proposed Setbacks Distance from rear property line: Distance from right property line: (Looking at property from street) Distance from front property line: Distance from left property line: (Looking at property from street) Other Is property located in flood plain? Yes No SEWER: City County Septic Is property located in Historic District? Yes No HPC Case #: Board of Zoning Appeals Approval needed? Yes No BZA Case #: Change in the number of Dwelling Units? Yes No How Many Units? FIRE PROTECTION SUMMARY (For Sprinklered Structures) Existing Proposed Comments (check responses OR provide information where requested) Sprinkler (Requires Separate Permit) Yes No Yes No NFPA13 NFPA-13D NFPA-13R Complete Partial Applicant/Owner Initial: Date: 2-K Residential Renovation 01/01/09 Page 1 of 2

6 The City of Frederick, Maryland BUILDING / ZONING PERMIT APPLICATION RESIDENTIAL RENOVATIONS / ADDITIONS (Page Two) FOR OFFICE USE ONLY App No.: APPLICANT/OWNER CERTIFICATION: The Applicant/Owner hereby certifies and agrees as follows: That I am the owner, or authorized by the owner to act in their behalf as the owner s agent to make this Application. That the information given herein is true and correct and that all work being done under this application will comply with all applicable Federal, State and Local regulations. That work will be in accordance with and as indicated on the approved site and building plans, review comments, agreements, specifications, etc. unless otherwise approved by the Division Manager of Permits and Inspections. That the Division Manager of the Building Department can revoke the building permit or stop work being done under the building permit for noncompliance with this agreement in part or in whole Please be advised if the Building Permit is revoked all fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. I further understand and agree that plans will be reviewed, inspections made and occupancy certificates issued, however, I assume ultimate responsibility for compliance of all codes, regulations, etc. *PROPERTY OWNER SIGNATURE: *PROVIDE NOTARIZED AFFIDAVIT FROM PROPERTY OWNER if signed by anyone other than property owner Property Owner Name: Date: Mailing Address: Phone No.: Fax No.: Address: Time limitation of application. An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned 180 days after the date of filing, unless such application has been pursued in good faith or a permit has been issued; except that the building official is authorized to grant one or more extensions of time for additional periods not exceeding 90 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated. SECTION II (For Office Use Only) Building Permit Fee: $ Date Paid: Rec d by: Fire Code Review Fee: $ Date Paid: Rec d by: Other $ Date Paid: Rec d by: Other $ Date Paid: Rec d by: Frederick County Fees: Excise Tax: $ Receipt Due Date Rec d: Rec d by: Impact Fee: $ Receipt Due Date Rec d: Rec d by: SECTION III (For Staff Use Only) Review Comments: (please write legibly) Revised Site Plan Attached Revised Construction Plan Attached Fee Calculations attached Reviewed By: APPROVAL DATE: Building (Blue) Planning (Green) Engineering (Salmon) Fire Code Review (Yellow) Other Other Applicant/Owner Initial: Date: 2-K Residential Renovation 01/01/09 Page 2 of 2

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